Rose Queen® Evanne Friedmann Crowned at Official Coronation Ceremony

Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann reigns as 93rd Rose Queen® for the 2011 Tournament of Roses®, Themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories

Oct 28, 2010, 19:13 ET from Pasadena Tournament of Roses

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses crowned the 93rd Rose Queen, Evanne Friedmann, today in an official coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank at the Pasadena Convention Center. Queen Evanne was officially crowned by the Tournament of Roses 122nd President Jeffrey Throop.



"The ladies that stood before us today were beautiful, smart and poised," said Tournament of Roses President, Jeff Throop.  "We are so honored to have them as a part of our Tournament of Roses family.  They will continue to be excellent ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses.  We could not be more proud."

The seven young ladies of the Royal Court also debuted the beautiful halter-neck gowns provided by designer Tadashi Shoji. "The gowns are stunning," exclaimed the newly crowned Queen.  "We absolutely love them and we truly feel like princesses in them."

Rose Queen Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann, 17, attends La Canada High School and resides in La Canada Flintridge.  She is a member of National Charity League, the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, an AP scholar and has been in the Girl Scouts for 13 years.  Evanne is active in the concert choir at her school and serves as the senior class videographer.  She was a model between the ages of 8 and 12, which sparked a passion for film and performance.  She was recently part of an improv group called, Comedy Sportz and sees herself as a director or editor for films and media in the future.  In her free time she enjoys making videos for both fun and school and likes to play classic games such as Solitaire, chess and Scrabble.  Her parents are Kurt and Gayle Friedmann and she has two older sisters, Haley, 21, and Lynn, 19.

As an official ambassador of the Tournament of Roses, Queen Evanne will participate in approximately 150 community and media functions along with Rose Princesses Tatyane Anaid Berrios, 17, Arcadia High School; Sarah Christine Fredrickson, 17, Maranatha High School; Jessica Michelle Montoya, 17, Flintridge Preparatory School; Tenaya Miyoko Senzaki, 17, Pasadena High School; Kathryn Morris Thomson, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Michelle Kaye Washington, 18, Pasadena City College.

Rose Diaries

Today's Coronation will provide material for another online entry for The Rose DiariesThe Rose Diaries give a behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 Rose Queen and her Court as they proceed from initial tryouts to the Rose Parade presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO on New Year's Day

The Rose Diaries, which can be viewed at, feature highlights from the Royal Court announcement, Rose Queen announcement and will include footage of Rose Queen Evanne Friedmann and her six Royal Court members as they attend a variety of social and media functions as ambassadors of the Tournament and the city of Pasadena. 

The first of the videos are now live on Rose Diaries is also on Twitter @therosediaries.

The Rose Queen and Royal Court Style and Beauty Team

  • Rose Queen and Royal Court official wardrobe is provided by Macy's.
  • Flowers are provided by Jacob Maarse, preferred florist of the Tournament of Roses.
  • Rose Queen and Royal Court gowns are provided by Tadashi Shoji.
  • Rose Queen and Royal Court hairstyles and nail care are provided by Amadeus Spa.
  • Rose Queen and Royal Court makeup is provided by Lancome.  

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and various associated events. The 122nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, will take place Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the parade, the 97th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO will kick off at 2:10 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top collegiate football teams in the nation.  For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at



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